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H. Xavier Jara, Lourdes Montesdeoca - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador. The report describes the different tax–benefit policies in place, how the microsimulation model takes advantage of these different provisions, and the database on which the model runs....

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Carla Canelas - Small Business Economics, 2019

This paper uses national representative data from the Ecuadorian Family Expenditure survey to study the determinants of poverty and informality in the country, taking into account the two-way relationship between these two phenomena. The main contribution of this paper is to present new...

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– Women, Conditional Cash Transfers, and Paid Employment in Southern Ecuador
María Gabriela Palacio Ludeña - Population and Development Review, 2019
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– Data, measurement, and trends
Carla Canelas, Rachel M. Gisselquist - Social Indicators Research, 2019

Inequality and social exclusion receive considerable contemporary policy attention. In the field of international development, inequality—both vertical (between individuals and households) and horizontal (between groups)—is a core concern in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...

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– The Lack of Sustainability
Iván Gachet, Diego Grijalva, Paúl Ponce, Damián Rodríguez - Social Indicators Research, 2019

Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global South

H. Xavier Jara, Po Chun Lee, Lourdes Montesdeoca, Marcelo Varela - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

View the latest ECUAMOD country report here. This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador. This work was carried out by the ISER in collaboration with the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales and UNU-WIDER. The results presented in this...

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H. Xavier Jara, Marcelo Varela - International Journal of Microsimulation, 2019
Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Simulating Universal Pensions in Ecuador, Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa
Maria Jouste, Pia Rattenhuber - International Journal of Microsimulation, 2019
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– Evidence from Ecuador and Colombia
H. Xavier Jara, David Rodriguez - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

The aim of this paper is to quantify the financial cost that informal workers would incur in the event of entering formality, accounting for potential earnings gains upon entry. To do so, we use representative microdata from Ecuador and Colombia, together with detailed tax–benefit models,...

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H. Xavier Jara, Nicolás Oliva - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Top income under-coverage in developing countries not only leads to downward biased inequality indicators but might also affect the ex-ante evaluation of progressive tax reforms. We propose a simple adjustment to top incomes for formal employees (e.g. employees affiliated with social security...

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H. Xavier Jara - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper explores the role of the recently introduced unemployment insurance benefit (seguro de desempleo) in protecting incomes in case of unemployment in Ecuador. We use ECUAMOD, the tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ecuador, to simulate entitlement to the unemployment insurance benefit...

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H. Xavier Jara, Po Chun Lee, Lourdes Montesdeoca, Marcelo Varela - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper aims to evaluate the progressivity of different fuel subsidies in Ecuador as well as the budgetary and distributional effects of a potential elimination of such subsidies. Our analysis makes use of ECUAMOD, the tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ecuador, together with...

H. Xavier Jara, Marcelo Varela, Po Chun Lee, Lourdes Montesdeoca - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

View the latest ECUAMOD country report here. This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador. This work was carried out by the ISER in collaboration with the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales and UNU-WIDER. The results presented in this...

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– Simulating universal pensions in Ecuador, Ghana, Tanzania, and South Africa
Pia Rattenhuber, Maria Jouste - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

We use four novel, cross-country comparable tax-benefit microsimulation models for Ecuador, Ghana, Tanzania, and South Africa to evaluate ex ante the expansion of a universal old-age pension in a static setting. Universal pensions would significantly reduce poverty and inequality in settings in...

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H. Xavier Jara, Marcelo Varela - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

The aim of this paper is to explore the redistributive effects of taxes and benefits in Ecuador using two different approaches: direct use of reported taxes and benefits in household survey data, and use of simulated taxes and benefits obtained from ECUAMOD, the tax-benefit microsimulation model...

H. Xavier Jara, Mauricio Cuesta, Marcelo Varela, César Amores - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

View the latest ECUAMOD country report here. This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador. This work was carried out by the ISER in collaboration with the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales and UNU-WIDER. The results presented in this...

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